Strategy, Perspective, and Insight

From Decades of Experience in the Public and Private Sectors in the United States and Abroad.

Y2 Global Advisory

We provide strategy, perspective, and insight based on decades of experience in the public and private sectors in the United States and abroad. Our goal is to help clients identify business and growth opportunities, implement development strategies, and drive investment. We advise and collaborate with senior leaders and build relationships with diverse communities of stakeholders in business, law, policy, and diplomacy.

Yado Yakub


Yado Yakub is an experienced government affairs and business professional with substantive expertise in the legislative and policymaking process, strategic communications, and public relations.

Prior to founding Y2 Global Advisory, Yakub was Senior Strategic Advisor at SAS, the leading data analytics software company. In that role, he engaged U.S. and foreign government officials, trade and development agencies, financial and commercial organizations, academic institutions, and nongovernmental organizations to promote the incorporation of data analytics and artificial intelligence in the sectors of finance, security, health, education, agriculture, and infrastructure.

Previously, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, advising multinational firms on identifying business opportunities and how to mitigate the political and economic risks involved with new market entry. He also developed programs for foreign governments to reform and modernize their operations in the defense and financial sectors.

Before that, Yakub spent several years working on Capitol Hill—across the aisle and in both chambers. His focus areas were foreign relations, defense, veterans affairs, and trade.

In 2007, he commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, serving on active duty in the United States and Iraq until 2015. He is now a Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserve, serving as a Judge Advocate (military attorney), Congressional Liaison Officer, and Political-Military Officer for the Middle East, North Africa, and Western Europe.

Yakub holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law. He speaks Arabic and French.

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Develop Strategies for Growth

  • Develop initiatives to promote rapid and sustainable growth
  • Optimize internal processes in order to maximize revenue
  • Identify new markets, partnerships, and acquisitions

Engage with Key Stakeholders

  • Identify/map the stakeholders you must engage for success
  • Develop and manage relationships that are based on trust
  • Build communications plans tailored to your audience